WASHINGTON — Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) voted today in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes a 2.4 percent pay raise for service members.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Veterans Day is a time to remember, honor, and celebrate the men and women who have served in our military. When I think of veterans who set an example for me, I always think of my papa, Kenneth ‘Cowboy’ Morris. My papa used to tell me about his stories, the friends he made, and what it was …

  • Tom Fink

Spring forward, fall back, spring forward, fall back, spring forward fall back.

In addition to it being my daily workout regime, it’s also is the rule of thumb with regards to daylight savings time.

House Speaker Charles McCall said today he was pleased the House of Representatives voted to increase the gross production tax rate on over 6,600 oil and gas wells, providing much needed funding to help fill the budget hole and increase teacher pay.

  • Tom Fink

Once upon a Tuesday coolish, while I pondered, bored and foolish,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —

While I nodded, nearly sleeping, suddenly there came a beeping,

As of some one gently creeping, creeping at my Facebook’s messenger inbox door,

“’Tis some spam,” I muttered, “creeping at my inbox door —

Only this and nothing more.”

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

The Cherokee Nation’s Indian Child Welfare team has launched a new initiative to recruit foster and adoptive parents, as well as collect some of the vital items needed for children in need. “Chosen One” is a contest featuring Cherokee Nation citizens the ICW staff has selected. These "chosen…

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  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoreprogress.com

I logged on to Facebook this morning to see a trend among the women on my friend's list.

  • By ARA GREGOIRE agregoire@claremoreprogress.com

My family isn’t the greatest about expressing things. We are a family of ‘fixers’ and ‘doers’, not ‘feelers’ and ‘talkers’. Given this fact, it was no surprise that when my mother, Sally McCurry, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, the call I received was short and to the point. I was …

WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after Republicans rolled out their unified framework for tax reform. The framework provides a concrete path forward to relieve American families and businesses from the enormous tax burden they currently shoulder.

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

With such a large population across the globe, it is important we keep all Cherokees as informed and up to date as we can. The value of staying connected is especially important when the Cherokee Nation is involved in high-profile national efforts like the hurricane relief efforts in south Texas.

  • With Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor

For the past 3 years the Cherokee Nation has offered Cherokee citizens age 60 and older the opportunity to gather and learn more about how the Cherokee Nation can help keep their golden years golden.

  • Tom Fink

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

In the wake of one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the United States, Oklahoma’s neighbor to the south is facing tragic flooding, property damage, and trying times. Although facing a catastrophe of a different kind, the Oklahoma Standard is the promise we made years ago to take ca…

  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoredailyprogress.com

When it comes to self-improvement, there's something people don't seem to talk about—it's not just about you.


Careful the things you say, children will listen.

State Senator Micheal Bergstrom joined Congressman Markwayne Mullin and Representative Josh West as panelists for the Northeast Board of Realtors’ meeting held Tuesday, August 22 in Grove.  They were invited by ReMax Grand Lake owner and broker, Chuck Perry to weigh in on state and federal i…

  • By Senator James Lankford

Last weekend’s events in Virginia continue to reverberate across the nation and Oklahoma. In 2017, it’s hard for many Americans to believe there could be a rally involving white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klansmen. As a nation, we have made so much progress on race since the days o…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The conversation happening in our nation in light of recent events is more about political correctness than the issue at hand. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and terrorists are bad people. The ideals of these groups are in opposition to everything our nation stands for and everything that ho…

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2), praised President Trump’s signing of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation includes an Inhofe and…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

If you’ve ever been to the Cherokee National Holiday, I don’t need to convince you that it’s one of the most energetic and spirited weekends to spend in Tahlequah, the capital city of the Cherokee Nation. Every Labor Day weekend, the community bustles with more than 100,000 visitors moving b…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Cherokees have long had origin stories to explain natural phenomena that happen in the world, including in the water, the earth and the sky. As we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, we are teaming with NASA for an exceptional opportunity to revive a Cherokee story that explains why the …

  • Capitol Considerations by Senator Micheal Bergstrom

Here are three bills I voted for that are being labeled as liberal.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re constantly surrounded by heroes. Our heroes serve on the front lines to protect our freedoms, answer the call of duty, arrive on the scene in emergencies, and represent our communities as loyal friends and neighbors. During American Heroes Week, we rec…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

For Cherokee Nation, like most tribes in America, language is the vital thread that holds our heritage together. Our language is embedded with unique concepts and knowledge that are purely Cherokee and do not exist in other cultures. That’s why we continue to aggressively develop programs an…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) in introducing the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017; broad, bipartisan legislation that wi…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The phrase ‘Made in America’ resonates with Americans uniquely and brings a feeling of patriotism unlike any other. Across the country, the label or stamp on a product of ‘Made in America’ is more than just a tagline – it’s a well-known promise of quality, dependable goods made right here at home.

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Protecting the environment and practicing conservation principles have always been important to the Cherokee people. Our close relationship to the land, and our traditional knowledge about our natural surroundings, has always been a part of who we are. Cherokee values and knowledge about eco…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Since its beginning, America has been known as the land of opportunity. Millions of immigrants left their own homes to find something in our country not readily available in their own: an opportunity to succeed. A large part of that success is defined by having a job. In Oklahoma, just like …

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

When Christie and I first decided to enter into public service, our first concern was our family. When we were first honored enough to be able to represent the great state of Oklahoma, one of the first questions asked was: “Are you going to move our kids to Washington?” Our five kids are cou…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), submitted a statement in support of S. 1356, the Veterans Education Improvement Act of 2017 in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today. This legislation reinstates veterans’ eligibi…

  • By Rep. Tom Gann

This was my first session as a freshman legislator and my first experience to see just how the sausage is made in regards to the budget. It was a unique experience and one I hope we do not repeat.

  • By LARRY LARKIN | Special to the Progress

Having the opportunity to go up in a Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” can be considered a true bucket list achievement. Just viewing one of the most famous bombers of World War II was exciting enough, but it didn’t match climbing aboard and having it lift airborne.

  • A Weekly Column by Senator Marty Quinn

The final week of the legislative session is complete, with the Senate adjourning Sine Die on Friday. It’s been a challenging year and although we didn’t accomplish everything we would have liked, we did make significant strides towards establishing recurring revenue to put the state on bett…

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced S. 1266, the Enhancing Veteran Care Act, which addresses key health care priorities for our veterans.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Washington is a town full of monuments and memorials dedicated to famous people, events, and presidents. Within just a few miles, there are tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., President George Washington, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They all accomplished h…

  • By Rep. Tom Gann

There has been much debate this year about whether we should raise revenue to shore up state agencies or reduce state spending. This can be an emotional topic. The minute you talk about reducing spending, people bring out the worst-case scenarios of how this will hurt the most vulnerable in …

  • by Senator Wayne Shaw

The clock is quickly running down to strike a budget deal and we are working toward finalizing an agreement. Any compromise in the coming days must still go through the necessary legislative steps before the budget can be sent to the governor for her final approval.

  • Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor

Many people are interested in the Cherokee Culture and History but don' t know exactly where to start to find it. Books and Internet searches begin to tell our history, however you can never be sure if the information you are getting is historically accurate and frankly these methods can be …

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